“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” - Seneca
Start working towards your goal and what you perceive as luck may find you along the way. Some may get the luck part sooner into their journey than others.
At least with hard work (or working smart) you're in control of your destiny. You're the one who's responsible. If you believe you need luck to be successful, then you've just given away your power to some unknown entity and can fall prey to the victim/blame mentality.
I think what trips us up is when we hear about some actor, for example, who was discovered in a bank or restaurant or a musician discovered on youtube - and that was their big break. The only thing is - we don't hear about all the low paying jobs, hours of practice and study, auditions and bit parts/gigs they went on before the big break.
Even if luck does find you early, you still need to work to make the dream or goal come true.